After just one uneventful season in Chicago, it appears the Bears are ready to part ways with running back Chester Taylor. Taylor signed a 4-year, $12.5 million dollar contract with the Bears last offseason, after spending the previous four seasons with the Minnesota Vikings.
The move makes sense for the Bears considering how little Taylor was used, and how well third-year running back Matt Forte played this season.
Forte, who turns 26 in December, is in for a big pay day. Forte finished the season with over 1,500 total yards and nine touchdowns.
As for a landing spot for Taylor, don’t count out his former team the Vikings. The Vikings struggled last season to find a replacement for Taylor on third down.
Other teams that I believe may be interested in Taylor are Seattle, St. Louis, Tampa Bay and Denver.